Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Tea Review: Jade Snail (Adagio)

Jade Snail
Type:  Green
Origin:  China, Fujian Province
Product Description:  Jade Snail is a Chinese green tea made up of tightly rolled fuzzy buds that resemble spiral shells or the scroll of a violin. While steeping, they unfurl to deliver intricate notes of roasted nuts, soft smokiness and a hop-like crispness. As it fades, a dry white grape character lingers. Our Jade Snail green tea is intriguingly delicate and bold.

Temperature: 175° F
Amount: 3 grams
Steeping Time: 2 minutes

The dry leaves have an aroma of  sun-warmed hay and tobacco. 

The light golden infusion has a sweet, smoky, savory aroma with a taste that is savory and smoky with notes of green vine.  The finish is long and dry.

The first infusion was light and sweet.  Subsequent infusions developed a deeper color with greener notes and mild astringency, as the tightly rolled leaves unfurled.  

This tea was provided as a free sample without guarantee of a review.

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